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Ensalada de Coditos Mexicana in a clay dish with forks and other decorative plates in the background.
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Ensalada de Coditos

Ensalada de Coditos is an EASY and CREAMY Mexican side dish that is great for parties or potlucks. It comes together literally in minutes and perfect in every way.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 253kcal



  • Cook the elbow macaroni according to package instructions.
  • Drain, rinse, and set aside until it is room temperature.
  • In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, and salt.
  • Set aside. (If you are assembling the salad later, be sure to refrigerate the dressing).
  • In a large container, add the cooked elbow macaroni, peas and carrots, corn, ham, and dressing.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.
  • Serve with saltine crackers.



Be sure to keep the salad cold.
For a spicier version, add pickled jalapenos and some of the brine to the sauce. 
Instead of a ham steak, you can also use ham slices, tuna, chicken, or crab. 


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 776mg | Potassium: 184mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg